Manicure Monday | My Essie collection


I wanted to do something a little bit different for this week’s Manicure Monday post, and what better way to mix things up than to let you have a peek at my Essie collection. I know, I know, there are far too many bottles of nail polish in this post, but the colours are so pretty and the formulas are just so darn good!

Most of the Essie polishes in my stash have come from Fragrance Direct as they have a good selection of shades for just £2.49 (RRP £7.99), and what’s great is that the website tends to stock new-ish collections too. If you spot any shades that you’d like to see a proper swatch of then please let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to get that sorted, but I’ll also link to any swatches I’ve already posted.


Nudes L-R: Ballet Slippers (a classic pale pink with a sheer finish), Topless & Barefoot (a barely there soft beige pink), Lady Like (an elegant soft mauve), Take It Outside (a punchy, fresh taupe).


Pinks L-R: Muchi Muchi (a creamy, luscious pink with a kiss of mauve), Fiji (an opaque creamy pale pink), We’re In It Together (a sheer baby pink with iridescent shimmer), Off The Shoulder (a bold, hot pink), Lights (an electric pink neon).


Oranges L-R: A Crewed Interest (a luminous peach shade), Van D’Go (a peachy keen impressionist), Haute as Hello (a racy, scorching coral), Bump Up The Pumps (a raucous coral mauve).


Reds L-R: Double Breasted Jacket (a passionate tourmaline ruby), Jump in My Jumpsuit (a jubilant juicy red), Haute in The Heat (an unforgettable hot guava), Dress To Kilt (a darker red creme), Bahama Mama (a warm, rich, creamy deep plum), Size Matters (a blazing hot ruby red), Snap Happy (a cheerful red orange).


Purples L-R: French Affair (a sophisticated soft lavender pink), Neo Whimsical (a rose-plum hue), Go Ginza (a soft cherry blossom pink), To Buy Or Not To Buy (a lavender with shimmer), Bond With Whomever (a posh lilac), Cascade Cool (a creamy, sweet dusty pink).


Greens & Blues L-R: Where’s My Chauffeur? (an opulent turquoise), Mint Candy Apple (a creme de menthe mint), Ruffles & Feathers (a powerful peacock teal), Bikini So Teeny (a sparkling, cornflower blue), Strut Your Stuff (a compelling cobalt aqua), Avenue Maintain (a lovely parisian blue), Maximillian Strasse Her (a cool grey green).


Glitters L-R: Beyond Cozy (a decadent silvery gold glitter), Leading Lady (a supreme deep red with glitter), Summit of Style (a sparkling bronze glitter).